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Ms. Gutkowski from Brea CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

For the LOVE of Reading!

Help me give my students a library of books to help them learn to LOVE to read!

  • $592 goal

This project expired on October 15, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a magnet school that focuses on technology. We are a Title 1 School and half of our population is socioeconomically disadvantaged. This is my first year teaching and I want to give these kids everything they deserve. Many of our students come from low-income homes and my students deserve the same opportunities in the classroom as other students are given.

I want my students to feel inspired at school and love their classroom.

Creating a comfortable and positive classroom environment for my students will set them up for success in academics.

My Project

As a first-year teacher, I want to build a classroom library that motivates my students to read! I want to provide a variety of books available for students to read independently as well as during whole group instruction.

I believe that reading is so important for primary students and supplying them with a variety of books that will fit the different interests in my classroom will help students find joy in reading.

I want our classroom library to be a place where students can escape into reading and connect with the books. Many students cannot afford books independently and having a variety of books available in our classroom library will make a huge impact on their learning!

Ms. Gutkowski
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dr. Seuss's Second Beginner Book Collection (Beginner Books(R)) • Amazon Business $26.82 2 $53.64
The Judy Moody Uber-Awesome Collection: Books 1-9 • Amazon Business $41.99 1 $41.99
Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book Box Set: Books 1-4 • Amazon Business $21.56 1 $21.56
What Should Danny Do? School Day (The Power to Choose Series) • Amazon Business $17.43 1 $17.43
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-4: Dinosaurs Before Dark, The Knight at Dawn, Mummies in the Morning, and Pirates Past Noon • Amazon Business $15.92 1 $15.92
Ivy & Bean's Secret Treasure Box (Books 1-3) • Amazon Business $15.24 1 $15.24
Where the Wild Things Are • Amazon Business $14.42 1 $14.42
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 5-8: Night of the Ninjas, Afternoon on the Amazon, Sunset of the Sabertooth, and Midnight on the Moon • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 9-12: Dolphins at Daybreak, Ghost Town at Sundown, Lions at Lunchtime, and Polar Bears Past Bedtime • Amazon Business $14.19 1 $14.19
My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish Boxed Set: (My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish; The Seaquel; Fins of Fury) • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Junie B. Jones's First Boxed Set Ever! (Books 1-4) • Amazon Business $13.67 1 $13.67
Just Grace Boxed Set (The Just Grace Series) • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety (What-to-Do Guides for Kids) • Amazon Business $13.22 1 $13.22
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Book • Amazon Business $12.08 1 $12.08
The Giving Tree • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
Stink: The Super-Incredible Collection: Books 1-3 • Amazon Business $11.92 1 $11.92
The Day the Crayons Quit • Amazon Business $11.44 1 $11.44
Oh, the Places You'll Go!   • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Rumor Has It (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
The Wonderful Things You Will Be • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Wonder • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Kindness Snippet Jar • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
Code 7: Cracking the Code for an Epic Life • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Giraffes Can't Dance • Amazon Business $4.24 2 $8.48
The Rainbow Fish • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
What If Everybody Did That? • Amazon Business $7.91 1 $7.91
How to Babysit a Grandma (How To...relationships) • Amazon Business $7.28 1 $7.28
There is a Bird on Your Head! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
We Are in a Book! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Elephants Cannot Dance! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $6.77 1 $6.77
Corduroy • Amazon Business $3.80 1 $3.80

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